The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic

Monday Night Yoga: Slow & steady like a Tortoise





With a groin injury, knee flare up & pinched neck/shoulder (I think ?) this was soooo not my pose. Hell, my knee wasn’t even liking lunges last night.

This most definitely didn’t happen.


  There was 0.02 seconds where I tried but then realized it was not going to even come close – and that’s ok.

Nothing about that pose was in my cards for the night so I’ll accept how far I got.

Not my best class – things hurt. But that’s what being on your mat is all about – listening to your body. After changing, I had 15 minutes before class – that rules out any cardio warm up since the class gets so crowded. Last night was the first time I felt the difference. I didn’t break a sweat (a rare occasion), even though cold air was drafting in I wore more clothes than I did during my morning run.  My body missed the warm up and every move felt more disconnected & as if I was playing a game “what hurts.”


Your turn:

What’s a fitness move / yoga pose that you think is “easy” but your body just goes “nah, not gonna happen”?

Are you more frustrated when you can’t get into an easy pose even though you’ve done it before or you can’t do a new harder pose?


Favorite Finds:

Yoga Cookie Cutters | via Fit Sugar

My step-mom got yoga cookies from a student one year that were awesome, I couldn’t find them the following year – but how much fun would it be to make you own yoga class out of cookies? I would totally have a yoga cookie party if I was still teaching! 

3 thoughts on “Monday Night Yoga: Slow & steady like a Tortoise

  1. My arch nemesis right now is full wheel! I can do it for .05 seconds, but after that it’s like, nope. No way! Haha, one day though. I’m working on it! 😉

    • Same here! I usually stay in bridge during wheel. I was never good at it even in gymnastics as a kid. It’s definitely one of the top of my yoga goal list. I need to work on the arm strength!

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